Which is the better suspense story, "The Red Room" or "The Landlady"?
The Red Room is a short story which is written by H.G Wells. It is a
story about a young man who decides to go into a room which is
believed to be haunted. The old people who live in the house which has
the haunted room believe that is haunted but the man himself does not
believe that it is haunted.
As the story continues, we find that the man does go into the haunted
room. He takes some candles and matches into the room with him to feel
more safe and also because then he can see the room in the darkness.
When he reaches inside the room, he lights up many candles which he
palces around the room, and he also lights up the fireplace.
Soon he starts to find that the candles that he has lit are beginning
to blow out in all directions of the room and feels as if soeone is
blowinig then out. He can not see anyone and he starts to relight the
candles. He also begins to feel as if there are shadows behind him.
Soon the candles start to blow out very quickly and then the fireplace
also is blown out. He is left in the room with no light and he can not
see anything. He bangs into the furniture in the darkness and
The next day, the man wakes up to find that he is downstaires and out
of the haunted room. He realises that the old people were right and
that there are ghots in the room. He admits that he was vary scared
and also realises that he was wrong and that the old people were
The Landlady is a story written by Roald Dahl. It is about a seventeen
year old boy called Billy Weaver who needs a place to stay in for one
night in Bath. He looks around at many places to stay such as a pub
but he chooses to stay at a simple ...
...w beginning builds up the tension of the story.
The reader is more aware of what is happeninig and also able to
predict what is going to happen next in the story.
However, the story "The Landlady" begins with narrator of the story
describing the weather and the main character. The narrator describes
the setting of the story as being a very cold, dark winter night. "The
air was deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice on his
cheeks" The narrator also describes the main character, Billy Weaver
as being a teenager all alone in Bath.
Also, as Billy walks around the town, the narrator describes as being
deserted. "There were no shops on this wide street". This also builds
up the tension of the story. The Landlady, has a smaller, less
completecated and confusing opening which keeps the reader following
the story and does not confuse or bore it.
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